PERTH, March 27 Aircraft searches for a Malaysia
jetliner presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean have been
called off for Thursday due to bad weather, a U.S. Navy officer
"The forecast in the area was calling for severe icing,
severe turbulence and near zero visibility," said Lieutenant
Commander Adam Schantz, the officer in charge of the U.S. Navy
Poseidon P8 aircraft detachment.
"Anybody who's out there is coming home and all additional
sorties from here are cancelled."
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority confirmed flights
had been cancelled due to the weather.
(Reporting by Matt Siegel; Editing by Alex Richardson)